2013 STA. RITA HILLS CHARDONNAYWine Match Special Selection

100% Chardonnay
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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $28.00
club price: $22.00
available:Limited
cases:210
formats: 750mL
released:Nov 1, 2014
date profiled:Mar 14, 2018
region:Central Coast
AVA:Sta. Rita Hills
vineyards:Rita's Crown, Radian
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.4%
fined:No
filtered:No
oak type:10% French |50% Neutra ... 10% French |50% Neutral |40% Stainless Steel  
oak barrels:10% New  
oak aging: 10 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
chardonnay 100% Sta. Rita Hills
 
ships to: CA IL
 
Winemaker Phil Kaplan Notes
This wine is made in the style of a chablis. To hit that mark, we used a stainless steel regime with the fruit from Rita's Crown Vineyard. For the later, riper pick from Radian Vineyard, we took the wine through malolactic fermentation in French Oak barrels with 20% new oak. The result is a sophisticated, delicious wine. The nose is complex, with some earthiness, that gives way to citrus, white flowers and stone fruit. In the mouth, the wine delivers layers of lemon curd and flint. There is just enough hint of caramel in the finish to remind you that there was a little new oak in this regime. The wine is lively with a good backbone of acidity.
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